It’s time to put away the strong, comforting candles of winter and lighten up your home with scents that complement your seasonal thirst for coastal strolls and afternoon cocktails in courtyards.
The below candles are brimming with summery notes worthy of your own zen tropical paradise: Coconut, lime, watermelon, violet, the list of dreamy scents goes on. Peruse through the vibrant options below to get yourself ready for the warm season...
Tigerlily x Glasshouse: 'Viva' Coconut Lemon Lime
$45 | tigerlilyswimwear.com.au
"Bondi, Ibiza, Maldives and Mexico... Our signature Viva candle evokes all that we love about spending summers in our ultimate beach destinations," says Tigerlily Swimwear creative director, Amelia Stanley.
The glorious tropical candle envelops your home with a breezy, tropical smell that will immediately take you back to those carefree days chilling under a palm tree.
Palm Beach Collection: Watermelon
$39.95 | palmbeachcollection.com.au
Watermelon is the official fruit of summer - whether it's sliced into perfect edible slices or blended into a delicious daiquiri. Treat yourself to a season-long dose of the flavoursome fruit, with this cheeky, sweet fragrance from Palm Beach Collection. Available in three sizes: mini (16.95), standard ($39.95) and deluxe ($99.95)
Jo Malone London: White Jasmine & Mint
$88 | davidjones.com.au
If you've taken a stroll down any laneway or caught some rays in any courtyard in recent weeks, you will *probably* have noticed an abundance of white jasmine coming into bloom. The aromatic flower invokes memories of spring, while freshly-crushed mint adds whimsy and joyful summer memories to the home. With additional notes of lily, orange flower and rose, this candle is truly enchanting.
Peppermint Grove Australia: Fresh Sage & Cedar
$39.95 | myer.com.au
If the notion of flowers and fruit is just too sickly sweet for your summer vibe, then this may be the candle for you. Inspired by the vibrant city of Melbourne, this fragrance promises a "refreshing and sophisticated" smell that will take you back to drinking a perfectly brewed cup of coffee in the sunshine. With the earthy notes of fresh sage and woody notes of cedar, it's a year-round keeper.
Glasshouse Fragrances - Oahu Ilima Milk & Honey
$42.95 | glasshousefragrances.com
This gentle fragrance transports you to the breezy Hawaiian island of Oahu, with notes of milk scented orange blossom, white heliotrope and narcissus flowers. Subtle and serene, this candle is perfect for those seeking a delicate scent. Available in two sizes: mini candle ($18.95), and large candle ($42.95), the range also includes soaps and a diffuser.
Malin + Goetz: Mojito
$79 | mecca.com.au
What brings to mind a festive summer more than the image of a fresh, icy mojito? The scent of one. Your home can smell like a 24/7 fiesta with notes of lime, rum, basil, white musk and mint in this cocktail candle.
Molton Brown: Vintage With Elderflower
$69 | moltonbrown.com.au
Available online from October, this new candle is set to transport you to a dreamlike state with notes of grapefruit, vetiver and English elderflower - a classic summer bloom.
Diptyque Paris: Oranger
$78 | mecca.com.au
It's the brand beauty addicts are obsessed with, known for it's powerful and uplifting scents. This zesty gem will brighten up your day, thanks to it's citrus scent, which promises to emit fragrant notes of the *entire* orange tree "including its bark, leaf and zest."
Ecoya: Aquamarine & Sandalwood
$42.95 | ecoya.com
Inspried by "Australian summer," this candle perfectly encapsulates the saltiness of the sand and ocean with light floral scents, and a base note of sandalwood. It's the ultimate way to spruce up your home with a little local nostalgia.